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healthy banana pudding

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Ashley Staudenmaier
Fernandina Beach, FL

I was given a banana pudding recipe that was super high in calories and fat. I'm very health conscious and tinkered to get this. ***I have light soy milk listed. It has 60 calories per cup. If you don't like soy or have any on hand, use skim.*** Each serving has 200 calories.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A lower sugar, lactose-free banana pudding that is thick and creamy. We've had issues with soy milk puddings not setting right, but this one was perfect. Just sweet enough, vanilla beans make this feel a little decadent. Coating the bananas with lemon juice prevents them from browning too fast. This recipe makes a fairly small portion so you won't be tempted to over-indulge. We loved the Nilla wafers to make this feel like traditional banana pudding. Regular-size or mini wafers will work.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 40 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For healthy banana pudding

  • 2 c
    light soy milk
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2
  • 1 c
  • 6
    egg yolks
  • 36
    mini vanilla wafers cookies
  • 2
    vanilla beans
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make healthy banana pudding

  • Soy milk, flour, and vanilla beans simmering in a saucepan.
    Simmer soy milk, 1 Tbsp flour, and seeds from vanilla beans and the vanilla beans themselves for 15 minutes. Take vanilla beans out.
  • Yolks, flour, and Splenda combined.
    Whisk yolks, 1 Tbsp flour, and Splenda together.
  • Slowly adding simmering soy milk to eggs.
    Slowly adding simmered milk. If you add too fast you get scrambled eggs.
  • Tempered egg added to simmering soy milk.
    Once the egg mixture is tempered, add it to the simmering milk whisking as you add it.
  • Vanilla extract added to the custard.
    Add extract and mix well.
  • Sliced bananas coated in lemon juice.
    While waiting on the mixture to thicken, slice bananas. Coat with lemon juice.
  • Half the pudding in a baking dish.
    Begin layering by spreading 1/2 of the pudding on the bottom of a dish.
  • Half the bananas added to the baking dish.
    Then layer half of the bananas.
  • Vanilla wafers added; layers repeated.
    Then a layer of the mini vanilla wafers. Repeat and serve room temp or chilled.